German hockey ladies initiate the “Hockey Forest” project

Those who travel the world by airplane unfortunately also create carbon emissions. For this reason, the German ladies’ hockey team, Danas, initiated a project intended to help shrink the carbon footprint of their team members and other athletes caused by their professional sports life.

The tree planting project “DANAS Hockey Forest” is being implemented in partnership with the Grootbos Foundation. Established in 2003 with the vision of promoting community development and environmental protection in the Grootbos region of South Africa, this foundation creates sustainable livelihoods. To compensate for the carbon emissions caused by the travel of professional athletes, new trees are planted in an area that used to be a forest.

Through this project, the Danas are hoping to inspire as many other countries, athletes and supporters as possible to follow their example and make a concrete contribution to climate protection. Planting a tree costs 25 euros. The funds for planting the trees are raised via the donation platform

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